A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Eccles or anywhere in the country, our experienced lawyers can handle your claim and we will set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Calculate my compensation

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives a good idea of your potential compensation award.

Making an injury claim

Claims must usually be made within three years of an injury.

For the majority of injury claims, a successful compensation claim involves three components. It needs to be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

What issues to check when picking the best injury lawyer

It can take many months for most claims to conclude. Cases for very serious injury or illness can take years in some circumstances. The SRA are tasked with regulating legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not responsible for many issues of interest to Claimants, such as speed or level of service.

Your legal representative should be someone you can trust throughout the claims process to give compassionate practical advice and legal guidance.

The difference in success fees and ATE premiums between different lawyers often surprises Claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of £11,152 for mild tinnitus with some hearing loss could conceivably vary from £6,691 to £9,479.

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Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?

You do not need to choose a solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

What should you look for when checking reviews for solicitors in Eccles?

Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Cases our panel of lawyers handles in Eccles

Compensation can be claimed for a broad range of injuries in Eccles and Greater Manchester. Quittance have assisted with:

Clinical negligence in Eccles

Clinical negligence, until recently referred to as medical negligence, is where there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility by a healthcare professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers acting for Greater Manchester and Eccles have worked on cases filed against private and NHS hospitals including Salford Royal, Salford Royal, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD.

Accidents in the workplace

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from warehouse assistants to corporate bankers, to seek financial compensation. Work injury statistics for the Salford local authority are published under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive:

Work accidents in Salford Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury331
Machinery related161313
Exposed to explosion011
Fire related (e.g. burns)022
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)1043
Fall from height272028
Animal related (e.g. livestock)233
Physical assault382832
Slip, trip, fall same level1289190
Struck against1387
Struck by moving vehicle819
Struck by object342222
Trapped by something collapsing002

Slips and trips

Health and Safety data expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent accident in the Greater Manchester workplace. These types of accident are often forerunner to injuries categorised as something else for instance being hit by moving machinery, being trapped by something collapsing or an asphyxiation accident. Public place accident claims injuries like sprained ankles occurring on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with recent trips having occurred on Eccles Old Rd and on Eccles.

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from bladder cancer to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.

Eccles serious injury compensation claims

Quittance's team understand the vital difference a compensation claim makes to seriously injured Claimants. Our panel of solicitors fight for the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes claiming for physiotherapy and treatment. Quittance's network of expert solicitor firms have for many years helped Claimants impacted by major accidents.

Road traffic claims

Our network of expert no win no fee lawyers have years of experience in negotiating the best awards for Claimants who have been injured in a road accident in Eccles.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Eccles are relatively commonplace. Gov. uk statistics show 5 fatal accidents, 65 serious accidents and 467 slight accidents in 2013 in Salford (Total events were 537 local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 549. Incidents in Eccles in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A580 and A572 crossroads and on the B5211 and B5214 roundabout.

Eccles No Win, No Fee Lawyers

If your injury claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the lawyer means you will not have to pay the legal fees. Should your injury claim be won, the legal fees will be settled by the other side.

Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee

No Win, No Fee means that there are no hidden fees and there is nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful. With our 100% No Win, No Fee promise, there will be no catch and there is no risk of losing out.

Click here for more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.

How to proceed

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

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Making the right decision for you depends on the correct information. Get any questions answered before you instruct a solicitor.

If you need more information before you are ready to call, try our FAQs.

Get started today

You can start a claim here or phone 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575.

Contact a member of the Quittance network of specialists today for more detail about you claim. Request a free callback or call us on 0800 612 7456.